fullsizerender-4My love of creative movement—cultivated in ballet classes throughout my school years—transformed into a yoga practice. Back in the day, I undertook a year-long 200-hour yoga teacher-training program with Rosie Taylor, a more than thirty-five-year disciple of Advanced Iyengar instructor Kofi Busia, and Ann Richardson Stevens, a protégé of Power Yoga innovator Beryl Bender Birch.

I taught in Williamsburg, Virginia, until February 2011, when I was diagnosed with leukemia. That year, I returned to my hometown of Claremont, California, to have a support network of friends and family surrounding me.

A year later, I restarted my physical practice, finding a new community of like-minded yogis and yoginis. Now I joyfully share my love of yoga sequences, breath work, and meditation with students at my home studio, Claremont Yoga (please check the CY website for my current class and workshop offerings).

Yoga International and ASANA International Yoga Journal, among other publications, have featured my writing. And reporters turn to me for advice on articles about yoga and meditation, including “6 Reasons Your Yoga Instructor Needs to Know You’re a Runner,” “12 Ways You Can Get More Out Of Your Yoga Class,” “Don’t Just Sit There! 5 Alternative Meditation Positions,” and “How to Benefit from Meditation in 3 Minutes or Less.”